31. CRANK UP THE METAL AT SEQUOIA PRO BOWL
5501 Sandalwood Blvd., North Side
Heavy-metal legends come alive every weekend during Rockin’ Bowl, when Sequoia blares a collection of vintage videos that showcase the awesome power of Aqua Net. You can bowl unlimited games for $10, but waiting your turn has never been so much fun.
32. FIND OUT WHY TACO TRUCK FARE IS SO DELICIOUSLY AUTHENTIC
Hit the street in search of tasty and authentic eats. Columbus is home to a plethora of taco trucks, where the savory offerings might have you rethinking your next visit to Taco Bell.
33. FIND A DOUBLE RAINBOW OF COLORFUL MACARONS AT PISTACIA VERA
541 S. Third St., German Village
These delicious cookies look so pretty you won’t want to eat them! Besides their signature macarons, Pistacia Vera has cakes, pastries and other sophisticated desserts to satisfy a sweet tooth, and a gluten-free menu is available so those with food allergies can enjoy their offerings.
34. SHOUT OUT THE CHILI CHANT AT NATIONWIDE ARENA
200 W. Nationwide Blvd., Downtown
After using your student ID for a discount, save your Columbus Blue Jackets ticket stub at least until the end of the game. Why? If the CBJ score three goals you get free chili from Bob Evans. Just make sure you shout out the chant with the rest of the crowd.
35. WRAP YOUR HANDS AROUND A THURMAN BURGER
183 Thurman Ave., German Village
You won’t find another one like it in Columbus. Overloaded with two cheeses and a salad bar worth of vegetables, the signature burger at the Thurman Cafe will give you plenty to chew on — if you can fit it in your mouth.
36. SHOW YOUR SUPPORTIVE COLORS AT COLUMBUS PRIDE
Each June, Goodale Park becomes home to one of the biggest pride festivals in the country, complete with a spirited parade down High Street. Show your colors and support — it’s a fun event for everyone.
37. TAKE A CLASS AT WHOLLY CRAFT
3169 N. High St., Clintonville
This cute craft store — the center of Columbus’ DIY scene — offers classes in knitting, sewing, embroidery and more. Wholly Craft also carries a large selection of colorful and creative handmade items, conveniently already made for you.
38. HIT THE SLOPES AT HIGHBANKS METRO PARK
9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center
Highbanks is home to the best snow sledding hill in the Metro Parks system — a tall, skinny, exhilarating descent on the east side of the Big Meadows Picnic Area.
39. SIP SOME LATTE ART AT CAFE BRIOSO
14 E. Gay St., Downtown
Don’t get your latte to go or you’ll miss out on the artful milk-foam creation in your mug at Cafe Brioso. Made with coffee roasted in-house, these lattes taste as good as they look.
40. EAT FRIED FOOD AT OHIO STATE FAIR
717 E . 17th Ave., North Side
Whether you’re looking for breakfast, lunch or dinner, there’s a deep-fried delight on a stick awaiting you at the Ohio State Fair. Find everything from deep-fried Pop-Tarts to strawberry shortcake on a stick (the best!) during the fair’s annual August run.